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Old 04-30-2019, 06:56 AM
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I need to buy new rotors for my C6 Z06. I want to continue using the OEM calipers, but will change to Castrol SRF brake fluid and some Carbotech pads (any suggestions?) Are there any good quality low price discs that are preferred amongst the track guys? Also, are there any way of upgrading to bigger discs by adding a spacer to the caliper? I have done this to a different car, and it really helps with improved heat capacity. I have 580WHP.
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Old 04-30-2019, 08:46 AM
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Look at the DBA 4000 slotted rotors. On my C7 I use them and Raybestos ST43 pads. Very Grippy - not for extended street use.
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Originally Posted by dfettero View Post
Look at the DBA 4000 slotted rotors. On my C7 I use them and Raybestos ST43 pads. Very Grippy - not for extended street use.
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what about DBA5000 front an 4000 rear (I dont think they make the 4000 for the rears?)

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Old 05-01-2019, 10:04 AM
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for pads running on street tires, Carbotech XP10/XP8 front & rear. for R comp tires go up starting at XP12/XP10 and get the 1 piece pads. in fact I carbotech 1pc street pads for non track
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Thanks for feedback. I think Iím going to buy way cheaper rotors than the DBA, although they look good and probably are good. Are there any way of upgrading to larger rotors with the OEM calipers and a spacer?

Why do we need different compounds front and rear? I thought the diameter and pistons was matched for perfect balance from the factkrg? If so it would make sense to use the same friction coefficients front and rear.
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While the brakes are balanced front to rear, the rear brakes handle a lot less braking than the fronts in stock set up. For years I have driven to the track and run on the stock street tires, my front pads have been XP10 and many times I left the stock pads in the rear and they still lasted for years. I only use solid/slotted rotors, dumped the drilled ones which are for looks only.
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I got a set of Coleman that are still very good and also new rings for that set up I’m about to list.
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i recently switched to DBA 1 peice rotors from KNS brakes. ($100 each)
i had tried OEM and Centric blanks first without much luck.
i have 4 track days on the new DBAs so far.

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Originally Posted by alkvalseth View Post
I need to buy new rotors for my C6 Z06. I want to continue using the OEM calipers, but will change to Castrol SRF brake fluid and some Carbotech pads (any suggestions?) Are there any good quality low price discs that are preferred amongst the track guys? Also, are there any way of upgrading to bigger discs by adding a spacer to the caliper? I have done this to a different car, and it really helps with improved heat capacity. I have 580WHP.
For your application I recommend KNS Brake Rotors. They are the same as DBA 4000 except without the slots and cost $100/ea. Very good performance at a great value. I don't think the slots do that much in terms of performance (vs cost). Also, I don't think there is a way to use larger discs on a stock caliper. Best of luck!
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Originally Posted by ckchan10 View Post
For your application I recommend KNS Brake Rotors. They are the same as DBA 4000 except without the slots and cost $100/ea. Very good performance at a great value. I don't think the slots do that much in terms of performance (vs cost). Also, I don't think there is a way to use larger discs on a stock caliper. Best of luck!

I agree. KNS/DBA rotors are a great value. I cracked many NAPA/cheaper rotors on my C5Z before I tried the KNS rotors.

https://www.knsbrakes.com/c/car-seri...-+Single+Rotor
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Look at the DBA 4000 slotted rotors. On my C7 I use them and Raybestos ST43 pads. Very Grippy - not for extended street use.
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I have had good luck with these rotors as well............my last set lasted 31 track days. This is probably not normal, but I am very easy on my equipment running Advanced; my current set has 17 track days and show just very minor heat checking. I use Raybestos ST43 as well on my C6Z.

These rotors are more expensive than some, but if they last longer, then it may be a better deal......ymmv.
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I ran these rotors with my Wilwood Calipers that were sized to work with the stock front rotors.

http://C-6 - Z06 - Front Brake Kit Part No.: 140-12496

I know these two piece rotors hold up damned well. I never cracked one although I did replace the first set after 15 track days because I thought they might need to be replaced. I kept the old rotor rings as spares after that. One of them worked very well as a replacement wheel when I lost my left front wheel in Turn 1 at VIR a couple of years ago. They are reasonably priced for two piece rotors (rotor rings can be purchased separately) and hold up much better than anything else I had including two sets of AFX Coleman front rotors that didn't last any longer than the stock C6Z rotors.

I do have to say the AFX Coleman two piece rear rotor set lasted to the point I had to replace them due to wearing out. I literally wore the slots off the rotors.

Talk to Todd at TCE for prices on Wilwood parts.

Wilwood doesn't offer just a rotor replacement for the rear brakes. The only way to go with one of their rotors is to buy a kit.

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Old 05-09-2019, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by dfettero View Post
Look at the DBA 4000 slotted rotors. On my C7 I use them and Raybestos ST43 pads. Very Grippy - not for extended street use.
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Ditto. But I run the DT 70 hawk pads. If the DBA's are too pricey for your budget, Centec is a decent budget minded alternative. But the stopping wont be quite as good
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:28 PM
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I would recommend XP10 front XP 8 rear with street performance tires. I use MPS 4S tires and the pads complement well. I would recommend the DBA rotors as well front and rear (non drilled). KNS has great prices.
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